The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah began this year on Christmas Eve and lasts for eight days. If you’re traveling or vacationing during the holiday, there may be a menorah lighting near you. Chabad-Lubavitch plans to hold public menorah lightings and Hanukkah events in hundreds of cities and more than 90 countries. Details and listings are available at Chabad.org/HanukkahEvents.
Among noteworthy events in the U.S. will be menorah lightings at NBA and NHL games, including those in the home arenas of the Brooklyn Nets, New York Islanders, Orlando Magic and Golden State Warriors. In New York a massive menorah will be lit nightly near the Plaza Hotel and the entrance to Central Park. Nightly lightings will also take place in San Francisco’s Union Square.
A menorah will be lit nightly in front of the White House. Miami’s Gulfstream Park will host a menorah lighting Tuesday. And in Albuquerque, N.M., a Hanukkah celebration Saturday night included lining up hot air balloons in the shape of a menorah.
There will be menorah lightings at ski resorts in Vail, Colo., and Jackson Hole, Wyo., and a public menorah lighting on Main Street in Park City, Utah. Those heading to the Caribbean for the holiday week will find menorah lightings in Cancun, Mexico, on the island of Aruba and at other destinations.
Hanukkah celebrations will also be held in Revolution Square in Moscow, at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate, at the Eiffel Tower in Paris and in Trafalgar Square in London, with many more in other world capitals.